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fore·la·dy

 (fôr′lā′dē)
n.
A forewoman.
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forelady

(ˈfɔːˌleɪdɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Law) law a woman who manages other women in a matron's jury
2. a woman who manages other women in a department, shop, or factory
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fore•wom•an

(ˈfɔrˌwʊm ən, ˈfoʊr-)

n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a woman who supervises a department or group of workers.
2. a woman on a jury who is selected to preside over and speak for all the jurors in the panel.
[1700–10]
usage: See -woman.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forelady - a woman who is foreperson of a juryforelady - a woman who is foreperson of a jury
foreperson - the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
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She says the foreladies were strict, but the girls would chat and sing above the noise of the machines: "We wore a blue uniform with a white collar.
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